Then They Grow

I had an opportunity last night to be reminded of how precious my children are to me, I also got to see how quickly they change and grow. As I was going through watching old videos I had recorded I saw my precious Jeremiah and Caidence when they were my only two and then when right after we had Isabelle before Ethan was even though of. I got to see their sweet faces that still had some baby chubbs on them. I got to hear their precious voices, it’s crazy how even their voices change so much and you don’t even realize it.

I also go to see my babies practically grow in front of my eyes and I realized the exact point in which Jeremiah went from young child to my little boy. Watching it seemed like it just flew by so quickly and then to see them now is incredible. Part of that made me sad, I know I’ll never get those baby years back and you start to question yourself as a parent. You wonder if you’ve done things right or if you made it good enough for them, and then I remember how just a couple days ago Jeremiah and Caidence leaped into my arms telling me they loved me so much that they would never let me go. Also, how I see Jeremiah growing each day into a young man. He has such a heart for others as does Caidence and it warms my heart so and I’m so thankful for my Savior Jesus Christ because without Him myself and my children would be nothing like we are today.

I also had to take the time to think this morning when I sat with all 4 of my children watching them eat their breakfast of chocolate chip waffles and sausage I realized that Isabelle and Ethan are in the stages that Jeremiah and Caidence were going through in the videos I watched last night, and I look forward to watching my children grow and learn and love and I intend on being the very best for them I can possibly ever be with the Lord’s help.

So, to all you parents, hold onto this time yes, but also don’t be sad because although they are growing quickly and it seems like a flash before your eyes they are precious in every stage of life, just give them what they need, your love and the knowledge of Christ. Share these things with them daily and it will all be alright.

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Update: Uh-Oh Bin

Well, I told you I would do an update on the uh-oh bin when I did the post at the beginning of last month, well, if there were something to update I would but, not once have I had to take away anything, Jeremiah has been keeping his room completely clean.  He even voluntarily cleans his own room now, I guess just knowing that those things could be taken away has made him want to be more responsible, he even goes so far as to make his bed without even being asked!

I’m so proud of him and how he makes his own decision to keep his room clean so he doesn’t have to face those consequences, it shows me how much more my sweet baby is growing and maturing.  I’m sure there will come a time that I will have to pull out the bin and some things will have to be taken away but as of now I haven’t had to.

Let me know, have you tried using the bin? If so, have you had any success with it?  I would love to hear from you.